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Glastonbury Festival: The Meeting of the Tribes

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Stefan Simanowitz

While Glastonbury has undoubtedly become more mainstream, it has not lost sight of its origins. Beneath the commercialisation and the hype, its political heart still beats strong.

Going Out With a Head Bang: 10 More Foo Fighters Songs for Letterman

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

At first glance, Dave Grohl and Dave Letterman have little in common other than sharing the same first name. While Letterman grew up in Indiana and was married for the first time in 1969, the same year Grohl was born in Ohio, the two eventually became power players in the same decade.

Envision Festival Announces Dates for 2016

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The brilliant minds who combined the richness of Central America with the potency of the music festival have announced the dates for Envision Festival 2016.

Hangout Snapshot: Get a Closer Look at Zella Day

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

This spot the next several days will feature upcoming artists who were performing at the 2015 Hangout festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, from May 15-17. It kicks off with Zella Day, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Pinetop, Arizona, who now resides in Los Angeles.

Five Knives Is Living on the Cutting Edge in Nashville

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Smart, self-assured and quite charming, M'Queen might appear to be the antithesis of an angry punk rocker. But she recognizes her past role for helping an aspiring singer who admired confident and strong showmen, such as Queen's Freddie Mercury.

Want Some Hangout Clout? My Morning Jacket's Jim James Is the Surreal Deal

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

My Morning Jacket's mysterious frontman/guitarist/vocalist must enjoy keeping people guessing, bouncing from prestigious side projects to occasional solo work to incredible collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello and Marcus Mumford.

Meet Houndmouth, the Best Little Indy Rock Band in Americana

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

When Houndmouth was ready to start its sophomore album, the fearless foursome went for broke and reached out to Dave Cobb to see if the Nashville producer would take on the project.

The 4th Annual Infrasound Music Festival in Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Beautiful souls swinging their tangled tendrils, orbs of fire tracing invisible geometry, rumbling bass that vibrates your innards, Palo Santo arousing olfactory bliss, and artists caressing canvases with their paintbrushes.

Taking the Feel-Good With the Bad: There's More to Love in the Mowgli's

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

If the Polyphonic Spree crossbred with an updated, hipper version of the Partridge Family or Up With People, the Mowgli's would most likely wind up on your doorstep.

Bands to Watch: Hangout at the Beach With... Kopecky

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The band's namesake sees a maturing progression in their work after most of them experienced both ends of life's spectrum in recent years. And the album and its climactic title track suggest there are many ways to get high (or low) without a little help from your friends.

Broccoli City Set to Host 3rd Annual Earth Day Fest in D.C

Choyce Miller | Posted 06.22.2015 | DC
Choyce Miller

Broccoli City Festival 2015 will consist of a variety of activities aimed at highlighting accessible ways healthier and more environmentally sustainable lifestyles can be achieved in urban communities.

Trading Tobacco and Textiles for Live Music and Award-Winning Films

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

The Camel City has long wanted to be known as City of the Arts. In fact, it was the first city in the nation to establish an arts council in 1949. And this weekend welcomes back two major events -- Phuzz Phest and RiverRun International Film Festival -- that should help it achieve just that.

Festival Style: Life Hacks to Learn From the Boho Girl

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.14.2015 | Style
Rachael Yahne

Even if you don't subscribe to the style or fill your closet with tribal prints and fringes, the bohemian lifestyle has much to teach us in and outside of the closet.

Serenity Gathering 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Though seemingly disorganized, Serenity Gathering managed to put together a beautiful festival in spite of oversold tickets and overworked staff. From the eyes of attendees, it was nothing but beautiful music, art, performances and oak trees.

Portugal.The Man Helps To Bring $1 Million Of Musical Instruments To Underfunded Schools

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.20.2015 | Good News

A band is helping bring instruments to schools so students have the opportunity to become musicians. Indie band Portugal. The Man is working with ...

Serenity Gathering Pre-Party in Los Angeles

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The microcosmic music festival has become a staple in the Los Angeles underground. While music festivals are welcome to all, they are not necessarily accessible for all.

The Ohio Festival That's Challenging The Misconceptions Of Classical Music

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.18.2015 | Arts

Nico Muhly. Hilary Hahn. Hauschka. These are figures in a rising tide of classical music, a genre marked less -- these days -- by artistry stubborn...

The International Envision Festival 2015 in Costa Rica 2/26-3/1

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Massive community gatherings are reigniting and redefining humanity. We are not just brought together to enjoy but to change. Music has always been a powerful, non-violent weapon used to convey truths, change perspectives and start revolutions.

It's About So More Than Music for Festival Promoter Paul Levine

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Paul Levin is a man who is in love with live music. He has successfully taken his passion for live music and turned it into a successful career as a music festival promoter.

Rock In Rio Adds Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and More to First American Lineup

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

One of the world's largest music festivals is coming to America for the first time, and they're bringing out the big guns.

Music Turns Suwannee Hulaween's Promoter Michael Berg On

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Michael Berg is a music fanatic that took his love for live music and festivals and turned it into a full-fledged successful business that turns him o...

Homoground Is Throwing the First Queer CMJ Showcase Ever

Brett Gleason | Posted 12.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

I approached Homoground founder Lynn Casper over the summer to help fill the gap in what I saw was a lack of LGBTQ representation in what's always been such a great week to check out new artists.

10 Hotels Where You Can Stay For Austin City Limits

Oyster | Posted 12.07.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Although one-day and weekend passes have been sold out for some time, you can still see what all the fuss is about for the city whose motto is "Keep Austin Weird" by heading to one of these ten hotels.

12 Underground Acts You Need to Hear at Sacramento's TBD Festival

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

While headliners like Blondie, Moby and Justice will grab headlines, there are dozens of other incredibly talented artists on the bill as well.

The 5 Must-See Acts at Boston Calling

Hopper.com | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Hopper.com

Boston Calling, in a world of over-stimulation and excess, is successful - the festival is digestible. It's two and a half days! There's a shaded area! You can leave and come back!